Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North East
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 66 106
Rank change year-on-year -8 +40 -19
Contract jobs citing LAN 31 32 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.54% 2.57% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.42% 11.27% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 59
North East median daily rate £318 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.16% +18.75% +15.11%
10th Percentile £149 £254 £218
90th Percentile £424 £675 £445
England median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
North East median hourly rate £42.50 £11.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +286.36% -41.33% +32.04%
10th Percentile £41.25 £9.00 £17.29
90th Percentile £43.75 £18.25 £20.25
England median hourly rate £23.15 £17.43 £20.00
% change year-on-year +32.84% -12.86% +8.11%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 215 284 885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.61% 22.83% 30.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 226 556
North East median daily rate £335 £330 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +6.45% -10.79%
10th Percentile £208 £191 £205
90th Percentile £475 £526 £456
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 74
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £15.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.49% -43.75% +73.27%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.34 £15.00
90th Percentile £30.55 £36.85 £36.35
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £24.50
% change year-on-year +10.01% -25.80% +22.50%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the North East over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the North East region over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -10 23 £325 -31.58% 11
Durham -5 7 £145 -12.42% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for LAN.

1 22 (70.97%) WAN
2 18 (58.06%) Firewall
3 17 (54.84%) Cisco
4 13 (41.94%) ITIL
4 13 (41.94%) McAfee
5 12 (38.71%) CheckPoint
5 12 (38.71%) HP
5 12 (38.71%) Service Management
5 12 (38.71%) F5
6 11 (35.48%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (35.48%) Juniper
7 10 (32.26%) Network Load Balancing
7 10 (32.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 10 (32.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 9 (29.03%) Network Security
8 9 (29.03%) Cryptography
8 9 (29.03%) Windows
8 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
9 8 (25.81%) Service Delivery
9 8 (25.81%) Decision-Making
9 8 (25.81%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (22.58%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (22.58%) Proactive Management
10 7 (22.58%) Network Management
10 7 (22.58%) Escalation Management
10 7 (22.58%) Incident Management
10 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (22.58%) MS Visio
11 6 (19.35%) Active Directory

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (22.58%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (70.97%) WAN
2 18 (58.06%) Firewall
3 11 (35.48%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (32.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 10 (32.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (29.03%) Network Security
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
6 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (6.45%) Wireless
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.23%) DHCP
7 1 (3.23%) DNS
7 1 (3.23%) FTP
7 1 (3.23%) Internet
7 1 (3.23%) MPLS
7 1 (3.23%) OSPF
7 1 (3.23%) SAN
7 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Network Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Network Support
2 7 (22.58%) Support Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
6 3 (9.68%) IT Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 2 (6.45%) Administrator
7 2 (6.45%) Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) IT Support
7 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (6.45%) Systems Support
7 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
8 1 (3.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) LAMP
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Handset
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Digital Signage
3 1 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.23%) Life Science
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.23%) Social Media
3 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) AIX
5 1 (3.23%) HPUX
5 1 (3.23%) MVS
5 1 (3.23%) Solaris
5 1 (3.23%) Unix
5 1 (3.23%) VME
5 1 (3.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) ITIL
2 12 (38.71%) Service Management
3 10 (32.26%) Network Load Balancing
4 9 (29.03%) Cryptography
5 8 (25.81%) Decision-Making
5 8 (25.81%) Service Delivery
6 7 (22.58%) Escalation Management
6 7 (22.58%) Incident Management
6 7 (22.58%) Network Management
6 7 (22.58%) Proactive Management
6 7 (22.58%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (19.35%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (19.35%) Time Management
8 3 (9.68%) Change Control
8 3 (9.68%) High Availability
9 2 (6.45%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (6.45%) Open Source
9 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (6.45%) Scorecard
9 2 (6.45%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.45%) Perl
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) CCNA
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CCNP
4 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
2 4 (12.90%) JSP 440
3 3 (9.68%) GMP
4 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.23%) Nagios
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Cisco
2 13 (41.94%) McAfee
3 12 (38.71%) CheckPoint
3 12 (38.71%) F5
3 12 (38.71%) HP
4 11 (35.48%) Juniper
5 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
5 5 (16.13%) Remedy
6 3 (9.68%) Citrix
6 3 (9.68%) VMware
7 2 (6.45%) Amdocs
7 2 (6.45%) EMC
8 1 (3.23%) Apple
8 1 (3.23%) BMC
8 1 (3.23%) BT
8 1 (3.23%) Dell
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle
8 1 (3.23%) SAP
8 1 (3.23%) Siemens
8 1 (3.23%) Wyse